Travel Friends in Thailand

Making Friends While Traveling Is A Crazy, Wild Ride

Derek Interesting People, Perspectives 27 Comments

Right now I’m sitting on the balcony of an apartment that I’ve rented in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In front of me, across the street, is a football field with some basketball courts nearby. The night time breeze is coming in from the beach, straight across that field, and it keeps me cool despite the hot and humid weather. When …

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The One Thing I Love To Do

The One Thing I Love To Do

Derek Interesting People, Personal Stuff, Perspectives 107 Comments

It’s the start of the year and I’ve been sitting here for awhile trying to come up with the perfect topic for my first blog post of 2014. And I’m a bit worried because the idea that has so far stood out as much better than all the rest involves me showing you a video of my slightly webbed toes. …

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Eliza - Solo Female Travel

Advice From A Solo Female Traveler Riding Around The World

Derek Interesting People, Travel Tips & Advice 90 Comments

Her name is Eliza Massey. She’s 57 years old and she’s riding her motorcycle around a good chunk of the world over a period of 18 months…all on her own. I met Eliza while in Palolem, Goa, in the south of India, just a couple of weeks ago. Her mighty BMW G650, complete with a “USA” sticker on the side …

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Friendship and Travel

Friendship and Travel: So Many Friends, So Many Goodbyes

Derek Interesting People, Perspectives 60 Comments

In the past week alone, I have met six new people. I’m not saying that I bumped into six people or that I exchanged a few words with six people. What I’m saying is that I met, spent a good amount of time, and became friends on some level, with these individuals. That’s a part of traveling, meeting so many …

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Lost, Confused & Lonely While Traveling

Feeling Lost, Confused & Lonely While Traveling?

Derek Interesting People, Perspectives, Travel Tips & Advice 32 Comments

If you were to read every article on this blog, you would probably notice that there are only a handful of occasions when I speak about travel or any of the destinations I’ve been to or any of the experiences I’ve had over the years, in a negative manner. This is not some trick and I am not trying to …

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Istanbul, Turkey

Are You As Excited About Travel As This Woman?

Derek Interesting People, Turkey 52 Comments

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine asked me to recommend a guesthouse in Istanbul for her mother, an adventurous soul at the age of 70, who was heading to Turkey to do some traveling. I recommended one of my favorite places and that was that. But, then, a few days ago, this very same friend forwarded me …

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The Most Important Word In The World

Derek Interesting People, Syria 63 Comments

This article has been written as part of the “Most Important Word in the World” series, a collaborative project to inspire people to step outside their comfort zones and find adventure and friendship. Other contributors to the series are: 1 Year Sabbatical, Nomadtopia, the Dropout Diaries, Disrupting the Rabblement, Beyond Norms, Do Something Cool and A World of Inspiration. Finally, …

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Indian boy, Rajasthan

People Who Helped Make My 2010 Memorable

Derek Interesting People 69 Comments

When I sat down to try and recap the year that has been 2010, my initial thought was to naturally talk about the countries I’ve visited during these past 12 months. However, I soon realized that instead of talking about specific destinations and travel experiences, I’d much rather recap the year through images of the people I’ve encountered along the …

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Monsoon Rains in India

How To Turn Severe Weather Into A Travel Memory

Derek India, Interesting People 17 Comments

First of all, let me reintroduce myself. Here I am. Wandering Earl. Let me repeat, “Wandering Earl”. It appears that more than a few people have been quite confused about my identity over this past week, often mistaking me for someone completely different. I’m not mad or anything. And even though some of you have berated me via email or …

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Esquite in Mexico

The Food Stall On The Street Corner

Derek Food, Interesting People, Mexico 49 Comments

At 4:00pm every single day for the past nine years, Francisco has slowly climbed onto a worn out bicycle seat and begun pedaling his food cart across Playa del Carmen. His journey always begins in front of his one-room home on 4th Street and always ends exactly fifty blocks away, on 104th Street, where he sets up his stand on …

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